Most of my great Aunts were good cooks. My grandmother, the second oldest daughter, was not only a wonderful cook but also a fabulous baker. My mom learned from her and so did I. My fondest memories were sitting at the table, reading the recipe out loud and helping with each step!
A lot of recipes were never written down, just passed along from mother to daughter. In our family households, there was an empty yarhtzeit (commemoration of a death) glass used as a measuring cup. Yes ma'am! It was usually 8 ounces and you eyed the amount. Close enough! This leads to the way my mom and most notably, my grandmother, cooked. To this day use a bissel (little bit) of this and that. Whether Chili or chicken Soup I still shetteryne . (To cook without a recipe. Add a little of this,
a little of that, a little of something else, without measuring.)
The only times I had a recipe become a flop, is when ingredients were left off of the list.
Well, I will try out some new recipes, take photos and hope for a good review!
Next blog: Bawdy Baked Beans (crockpot)